Many of you with young kids will be familiar with the Twirlywoos.

For those of you who don't know them, they're bird-like creatures that live in a boat, obviously! You can see them on their adventures on CBeeBies.

Now the Twirlywoos have teamed up with the RSPB to raise awareness about people's growing disconnection with nature.

To do this they carried out research into how good people in the UK are at identifying native birds.

The results showed some encouraging signs eg 9 out of 10 knew a swift was a bird, but there's definitely room for improvement, some people thought the red kite was a batman villain.

Here's our very own James Harding-Morris on the streets of London testing the unsuspecting public on their bird knowledge:

Take the test

Test your own bird knowledge and get some free resources to help your kids here

What next

In response we're helping families learn more about all kinds of wildlife through the Wild Challenge.

Bird watching, wildlife surveys and many other activities count as a tick on your way to achieving bronze, silver or gold and all activities include resources and step-by-step instructions.   

Why not have a browse for yourself?

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